I’ve been hinting at new music and new songs. Hinting in the most hemming and hawing of ways. I’ve spent a lot of the past year writing and making demos of new songs that have been rattling around my head. I’ve spent even more of the year wondering if these are the songs, or if I should keep writing. It feels sometimes like I’m tucking myself into a corner or shying away from the light streaming in through the window. I know I should just throw the curtains wide open, stand in the sunlight, let the songs float out and just be whatever they are. Maybe I will take my own advice.
I’ve also been growing and making something just as magical as music. A baby. That’s right, Correatown has a new resident on the way. Here’s hoping that I finish recording before she arrives. In the meantime, I leave you some studio pics.
I’ve always been one to stand and sing my vocal tracks but this summer with the heat and the new physical world I’m inhabiting I found Sitting and singing to be AWESOME.
I’ve been collaborating with this zany fellow Jonathan Price on a few new songs. His toothsome smile is indeed this awesome, and we do actually have this much fun working together in his Echo Park studio.
At one point during a co-write session this happened. I’m not sure if you can tell or not, but something seriously wild just ooooooooooozed off the guitar fretboard.
If you look in the far bottom corner you’ll notice the grill of a fan that saved my life. Think about the heat waves we’ve been having and my pregnant belly. Now imagine having to flick this baby on and off between takes to cool down. Yup.
On my last album Pleiades, we used a Juno 60 like crazy. Needless to say, the grimaces, bleeps and vroooooms the Juno makes remain my favorite melodic pulses and hums. Except for maybe the many Moog synths, or maybe tied with a Moog? I can’t commit at the moment. It’s optimal for the Juno to work when recording, and on this day we had to open her up and fiddle with a wire or two. Vintage gear can sometimes be finicky, but then that’s where all the romance lies.
As a parting gift I give you this very tired, very big belly , very barely smiling shot at the end of a long day recently. I think I wanted to smile, but instead this is what happened to my face. If you look very hard you will see words nestled deep in my eyes that say something like “please get me to my couch” and “this session ruled, where’s dinner?” I have about 6 weeks before baby is due now, so you know I will cut myself some slack!